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Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

James C. McGrew

 
 
James C. McGrew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 27, 2021
1. James C. McGrew Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1813, James McGrew was a Preston County businessman who served as a Pro-Union advocate in the Richmond Convention of 1861. His calls for Union loyalty helped create the statehood movement in WV. He served in the state's first legislatures and the US House. The home he built here and lived in until his death in 1910 was added to the National Register in 1993.
 
Erected 2015 by Society for Preservation of McGrew House and West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 39° 28.325′ N, 79° 41.184′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on East Main Street (West Virginia Route 7) 0.1 miles west of Morgan Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 East Main Street, Kingwood WV 26537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Pines” (here, next to this marker); Price's Tavern
James C. McGrew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 27, 2021
2. James C. McGrew Marker
McGrew House is in the background.
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Preston County Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Kingwood (about 400 feet away); The Preston County Bell (about 500 feet away); Operation Desert Shield / Operation Desert Storm (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingwood.
 
Front of the McGrew House image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 27, 2021
3. Front of the McGrew House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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